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VirtualPathUtility.ToAbsolute Method (String, String)

Converts a virtual path to an application absolute path using the specified application path.

Namespace:  System.Web
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

public static string ToAbsolute(
	string virtualPath,
	string applicationPath


Type: System.String

The virtual path to convert to an application-relative path.

Type: System.String

The application path to use to convert virtualPath to a relative path.

Return Value

Type: System.String
The absolute virtual path representation of virtualPath.


applicationPath is not rooted.


A leading double period (..) is used in the application path to exit above the top directory.

The ToAbsolute overload of the ToAbsolute method uses the supplied application path rather than the current application path.

If virtualPath is:

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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